US hiring slower but steady as employers add 155K jobs December 7, 2018

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in November, a slowdown from recent months but enough to suggest that the economy is expanding at a solid pace despite sharp gyrations in the stock market. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate..

Siblings Plead Guilty to Sham Marriage Immigration Deal December 5, 2018

WATERLOO, IOWA (AP) — A Waterloo brother and sister have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to arrange a sham marriage so he wouldn't have to leave the United States. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that Selmir Salkanovic and his sister, Salena Dedic pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in..

Migrants streaming into Tijuana, but now face long stay November 16, 2018

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — About 2,000 Central American migrants had already reached the Mexican border city of Tijuana and another 1,200 from a second caravan set out from Mexico City toward the border Friday. With shelters already full, authorities in Tijuana opened a gymnasium..

Conventional thinking: Conservatives push new amendments November 3, 2018

By MATT SEDENSKY, NEW YORK (AP) — Whatever success Republicans have amassed in taking control of all three branches of U.S. government, and whatever fate awaits them as midterm elections near, some on the right are working to cement change by amending the Constitution. And to the mounting alarm..

Trump team uses new rationale to terminate TPS program for hundreds of thousands of legal immigrants October 15, 2018

Alan Gomez, WASHINGTON DC: For the past year, the Trump administration has been phasing out a special immigration program that has allowed hundreds of thousands of foreigners from nations devastated by natural disasters and civil strife to live and work in the U.S. as legal residents. In order to..

U.S. Army Expelled 500 Immigrant Recruits In 1 Year October 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) – Over the course of 12 months, the U.S. Army discharged more than 500 immigrant enlistees who were recruited across the globe for their language or medical skills and promised a fast track to citizenship in exchange for their service, The Associated Press has found. The..

U.S. immigrants pay more for health insurance than they get in benefits October 11, 2018

WASHINGTON DC, (REUTERS): The roughly 50 percent of immigrants in the U.S. who have private health insurance coverage contribute more to the risk pool than they receive in benefits, a new study suggests. As U.S. lawmakers continue to tackle immigration reform, knowing whether immigrants burden or..

Kansas GOP Congressman’s Ad Has Softer Tone on Immigration October 10, 2018

BY JOHN HANNA, TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder launched a new television ad Tuesday with a testimonial from the widow of an Indian engineer murdered in a Kansas City-area bar about the Republican's efforts to help her remain in the U.S. afterward. The 30-second spot featuring..

FACT CHECK: Trump fudges history on black vote, drug cost October 8, 2018

By HOPE YEN and CALVIN WOODWARD, WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing pivotal November elections, President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the history of African-American voting and exaggerating his influence in boosting income and controlling prescription drug prices. He laments in campaign speeches on..

Black Eyed Peas Tackle Gun Violence, Immigration in Videos September 21, 2018

BY MESFIN FEKADU, NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song, "Big Love." The trio — it's unclear if Fergie is still part of the group — released the videos Friday. They also announced proceeds from the song will..

A Guatemalan Village Tells The Story of Immigration To The U.S. September 19, 2018

The population of the province of Huehuetenango, Guatemala, is majority Maya. It’s a remote region near the border with Mexico, about a seven-hour drive from the capital, Guatemala City, on roads that are breathtakingly steep — often unpaved and very narrow. The village of San Antonio Las..

Guatemalan mom ‘thankful’ after NYC reunion with her 3 kids July 3, 2018

By CLAUDIA TORRENS, NEW YORK (AP) — A Guatemalan mother who was separated from her three children at the U.S.-Mexico border said she’s very happy and thankful following their reunion on Tuesday at a New York City social services center. “I am very happy and thankful to God” and to..

Hope, despair in poetry by immigrant children in US lockup June 22, 2018

By JAKE PEARSON, NEW YORK (AP) — The young immigrants held in prison-like conditions at a juvenile detention center in the mountains of Virginia express despair. Some cling to pleasant memories from home. For a select few, there is hope. For a handful of immigrants who came to the U.S. from..

Amber Alert canceled for missing toddler; mom found buried May 29, 2018

SODUS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have canceled an Amber Alert for a missing toddler whose mother was found buried on the upstate New York farm where she worked. Wayne County authorities issued the alert for 14-month-old Owen Hidalgo-Calderon on May 25. Two days earlier, searchers found the body of..

Taking on the system: ‘Dreamers’ are getting law degrees May 24, 2018

By PAT EATON-ROBB, HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Denia Perez’s parents brought her from Mexico to the United States illegally when she was 11 months old. Last month, she became among the first of the so-called “Dreamers” to earn a law degree. And now, she and others are using their lawyerly..

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